Wildcats Overcome Cyclones, 27-20

Daniel Thomas gets past a group of Iowa State defenders during the second quarter.

Sept. 18, 2010

Game Action 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)--Daniel Thomas rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on a career-high 34 carries, and Kansas State rallied to beat Iowa State 27-20 on Saturday.

Carson Coffman added 104 passing yards for the Wildcats (3-0, 1-0 Big 12), who have won back-to-back conference openers for the first time in 10 years.

Austen Arnaud threw for 122 yards and a touchdown to lead Iowa State (1-2, 0-1), which lost its third straight to Kansas State.

Thomas's 2-yard TD run gave Kansas State a 24-20 lead with 6:47 left. Brandon Harold then sacked Arnaud with 1:58 left and recovered a fumble, setting up a 42-yard field goal by Josh Cherry 20 seconds later.

The Cyclones drove to the Wildcats' 36-yard line with 19 seconds left, but Arnaud threw a pair of incompletions to end the rally.